New Kelley House Open for Business
Vineyard Gazette
For the first time in more than a quarter of a century a full-fledged inn is open year-round in Edgartown center, serving meals as well as offering accommodations.
 
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Legislators Stay at New Kelley House in Inn’s Old Tradition
Vineyard Gazette
One of the best known traditions of the old Kelley House at Edgartown was its semi-annual entertainment of the Justice of the Superior Court and his suite on the occasion of the sittings of the court in and for the County of Dukes County at Edgartown. The sittings used to fall in April and September, and many stories are still told of Bill Kelley and how, on occasion, he took the judge on a tour of Chappaquiddick while the court stood in recess.
 
For many years the house opened in time for the spring sitting and closed after the fall sitting.
 
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Vineyard House
Vineyard Gazette

This commodious hotel is now open to the public. The proprietor, Mr. Joseph Kelley, is a gentleman every way worthy of the confidence of visitors, and one who will spare no pains to make his patrons comfortable, and so well pleased as to desire to prolong their stay. We trust the “Vineyard” may be prospered under this new administration.

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Salvaged from Storm, for Use as Hotel Annex
Vineyard Gazette
The Kelley House garden in Edgartown resumes a portion of its former beauty as it is cleared of the wreckage of the hurricane, and the setting has changed through the addition of two annex buildings increasing the capacity of the ancient hotel.
 
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Emily Post’s Vineyard
Vineyard Gazette
To Vineyarders the most interesting contribution to a recent symposium on favorite vacation spots published by Vogue is that Mrs. Price Post, who tells of her summer home on Fuller street, Edgartown. An atmospheric little sketch accompanies the contribution which is as follows:
 
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Vineyard House
Vineyard Gazette

The house (formerly known as the Norton House) having been leased by Mr. L. S. Roberts of Boston and thoroughly refitted, and newly furnished, in a manner becoming a first-class hotel, is now open as a public hotel for the accommodation of the public. Mr. Roberts in furnishing his apartments had in mind the comfort of his patrons, and we venture to say that all sojourners that place themselves under his care will readily testify that he can “keep a hotel.”

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An Edgartown Pioneer
Vineyard Gazette
An Edgartown pioneer dating back to 1742 is all that survives of the five great oak tree trunks, rough-hewn, which were one of the distinctive features of the entrance to the Great Harbour Inn. The corner post toward North Water street is still one of the original set, but for various reasons and particularly the fact that Kelley street has been raised from time to time, it seemed best to replace the others. Originally there were five of these huge posts, but two were replaced some time ago when the stairs were added.
 
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The Marcy House
Vineyard Gazette

The Marcy House, recently opened in this village, is in excellent order for the accommodation of travelers. Every thing about it is neat and attractive, and the landlord is a presevering, go-a-head, live yankee, determined to meet with large success.

 

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Public House Notice
Vineyard Gazette
The undersigned would respectively give notice that he has opened the large and commodious house, known as the Marcy House, at Edgartown. This house is very pleasantly situated in the central part of town, two minutes walk from the steamboat landing - commanding a fine view of the harbor and surrounding scenery. Persons travelling on business, or for pleasure, will find this house a comfortable and quiet resort.
 
- Leonard Marcy
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Edgartown: The Sea View
Vineyard Gazette

The former Vineyard House, which is to be reopened this summer as “The Sea View,” is beginning to present a fine appearance in its new coats of white paint. Mr. Kelley is doing an immense amount of work to the interior and exterior of this once famous hostelry, and when opened in June the house will be all that made it so popular in years gone.

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